Dixon Lake Fish Report


Date: 10/26/13

Park hours: 6:00 AM –6:30 PM (Daily)
Dock closes: 5:30 PM (Boats called in @ 5:15 PM)

Last Plant: August 15th (1000 lbs. of Channel Catfish) last plant of the season
Next Plant: 1ST trout plant (October 30th) 1500 pounds
Water Temperature: 68-70 degrees Water Level: rising/steady

Dixon Lake trout season is only a few days away with opening day being Wednesday October 30. A 1500 pound plant of Nebraska “tail walkers” will be stocked that day….until then this is a definite slower time of year for fishing any species of fish.
The summer time is over and the fall season is finally here. Start gearing up for this year’s trout as Dixon Lake will be getting the Nebraska Tail Walkers for the 2013/14 trout season. First stock is slated for Oct 30, 2013 and as always will and can change if road and weather condition permits. Best baits over the years have been the power bait, power worms and especially Rooster Tail, Kastmaster and Thomas Buoyant lures that work well right after the stock. The concession will be fully stocked with plenty of those supplies including night crawlers.

The 35th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby will take place Nov. 8-11. Hours are from 6 AM to 4:45 PM each of those days. Prizes will be awarded with a grand prize for overall largest trout and division prizes for Senior, Adult and Youth for largest trout in each of those categories. Additional prizes will be for daily largest trout in 1st and 2nd place each day. A prize will go out to the smallest trout caught at the derby and the first 15 tagged trout turned in will also receive a prize. All anglers must purchase a daily lake fishing permit and must be presented when weighing in a trout at the weigh station. Each angler needs a separate stringer and all trout caught must be kept. 5 fish per angler is allowed per day. 4500 pounds of Nebraska corn fed trout will be stocked before the derby.

For park rules, future trout stocking schedule and trout derby rules please call the Dixon Lake Ranger station at 760-839-4680 or visit http://www.dixonlake.com

At the present time, Dixon Lake no longer requires a California fishing license from the Dept. of Fish & Game. Dixon Lake has been granted an Aquaculture Permit. All anglers 8 yrs. and older will need a daily fishing lake permit. All other park rules, fishing regulations and City of Escondido municipal codes will remain in effect.

About Author

Dixon Lake

Dixon Lake is located in the city of Escondido, 40 miles north of San Diego. This small clear-water reservoir is known for producing quite literally the biggest largemouth bass in the world.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments